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Analysing the politics of Animal Farm

Summary: "Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." (Politics & the English Language by George Orwell)
With close reference to Animal Farm, show and explain how language was used by the pigs to manipulate the other animals.

A politician is defined as "a person actively engaged in politics especially party politics, professionally or otherwise; often, a person holding or seeking political office: frequently used in a derogatory sense, with implications of seeking personal or partisan gain, scheming, opportunism, etc., as distinguished from statesman, which suggests able, far-seeing, principled conduct of public affairs" and as "cunning; using artifice" in Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary Unabridged. Hence, we can infer that political language is a play on language meant to deceive the public for the personal gain of the politician(s).

Throughout the whole of the narration of Animal Farm, propaganda, a type of political language, is being used throughout. Right from the start during Old Major's speech, propaganda and other devices were used to convince the animals that a rebellion was for the good of all. Old Major starts off his speech...

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